To celebration enthusiasts, Tuesday was known as the great Mardi Gras. The religious origins of the holiday really are a “holy” day, i.e. Shrove Tuesday. Originally a Catholic holiday, Shrove Tuesday has a certain implication of solemnity. Traditionally, the name “Shrove” comes from the term “shrive,” meaning “to confess.” The day became a preparation event […]

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A student living abroad in Italy gives advice and an inside look into four months of adventure and life as a twenty-something studying in a foreign country. The first thing studying abroad teaches you is that it is exceptionally difficult to capture the feeling of a culture in a movie or in a restaurant. If […]

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